Online: Zoom

Science Fiction & Fantasy

$365.00
Members
$380.00
Non-members
6 Sundays from 6:00pm-9:00pm (EST), starting July 24th.
Online: Zoom
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Level: For Everyone
Adult (18+)
13 seats max

In this class, we’ll apply elements of the traditional workshop—a focus on craft, language, character, and plot—to the specific considerations of science fiction and fantasy writing. We’ll concentrate on story elements that are unique to these genres, such as believability and consistency in world-building, the "hero" arc of the protagonist, genre tropes, and invented languages, through workshop discussion and brief lectures. Short story writers and novelists alike are welcome, as are students new to the genre. Writers will read 20-40 pages of material a week to prepare for workshop and discussion. On the first day of class we will set the workshop schedule, but writers should begin with an existing piece or a concrete idea that could be produced during the six-week period.



Class Format

This class will take place using Zoom videoconferencing. About 15 minutes before your class is scheduled to begin, you'll receive an email from your instructor with a link to join the class meeting!



Scholarship Information

Thanks to the excellent literary citizenship of our donors, scholarships are available for all GrubStreet classes. To apply, click the gray "APPLY FOR SCHOLARSHIP" button. In order to be considered for a scholarship, you must complete your application at least one week before the start date of a class. Please await our scholarship committee's decision before registering for the class. We cannot hold spots in classes, so the sooner you apply, the better. Scholarships cannot be applied retroactively.

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Instructor

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Stephanie K Brownell
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Previous Students Say

  • You'll Be Inundated with Great Info
  • Lots of Practical Tips
  • "Generative"
  • "Supportive Environment"

Elements

  • Craft Lessons
  • In-Class Writing
  • Instructor Feedback
  • Workshop
  • Revision Assignments
  • Lecture
  • Class Discussion
  • Reading Homework
  • Writing Homework

Genre

  • The Novel
  • Short Fiction

Commitment Level

Medium

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